Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces organizational senior leadership changes this New Year


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Chennai, January 03, 2018: Toyota Kirloskar Motor,today announced the roll-out of restructured organizational changes effective from 1st January 2018,as it continues to redesign the company operations under long-term perspectives. With this, the company aims to further strengthen the objectivity and agility of the management team at various functional drives. The key changes highlight the promotion of Mr. N Raja as the Deputy Managing Director [subject to board approval] covering Sales & Service functional areas.

An industry veteran, Mr. N. Raja, who has been with Toyota Kirloskar Motor for the last 5years, waspreviously Senior Vice President and Director, Sales and Marketing.

Raju B Ketkale

Mr. Raju B. Ketkale, with over two decades of automobile experience,now elevates toa director profile on company’sboard. Hehas been promoted as the Senior Vice President & Director for Product Design & Development and Quality Assurance. Previously, Mr. Ketkale served as SeniorVice President of Manufacturing in Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

Also, another crucial development in the structure recognizes the Indian Management Executivefunctioning at a global level where Mr. Sudeep S. Dalvi has now donned a larger role and moved to one of our Toyota affiliates located in United States, assuming management role at Toyota Motor North America [TMNA] heading Purchase functionalities, leading the team under his able leadership. The company takes pride to note this recognition of unwavering contributions of the Indian executive and huge potential to handle new assignments at global levels.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Akito Tachibana, Managing Director – Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said “Under Team Toyota’s Vision 2025, we aim to lead the way to the future of mobility enriching lives around the world with the safest and most desirable ways of mobility with our innovative technologies towards “Grow India, Grow with India” and I visualize such challenging goals being achieved by the Indians.

Commenting on the new development, Mr. SaileshShetty, Vice President [Human Resources] – Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said “We are excited to announce the key structural changes in our efforts to strengthen operations and enhance focus on the growth of our workforce and the company. I am certain that our new team with their passionate leadership and strategic vision will steer the company to greater avenues.”

The changes so announced will boost the alignment of resources to achieve greater optimization and improve efficiencies throughout our operations. At the same time, such changes recognizes the truly significant contributions of the senior leaders enriching the operational performances with their years of experiences & learnings moving on to newer heights.

Overview of TKM:

Company name Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Equity participation TMC: 89%, Kirloskar Group: 11%
Number of employees Approx 7000+
Land area Aprox. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)
Building area 74,000 m2
Total Installed Production capacity Upto 3,10,000 units


Overview of TKM 1st Plant:

Established October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
Location Suburb of Bangalore, Karnataka State
Products Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India.
Prado, Land Cruiser and Prius imported as CBUs.
Installed Production capacity Upto 1,00,000 units


Overview of TKM 2nd Plant:

Location On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka State)
Products Corolla Altis, Etios, Etios Liva,Etios Cross, Camry & Camry Hybrid
Start of production December 2010
Installed Production capacity Upto 2,10,000